President Emmerson Mnangagwa capped 2 897 graduates at Zimbabwe Open University this Friday at an event held in Harare.
He also installed Professor Paul Henry Gundani as the institution’s substantive Vice-Chancellor of the institution, taking over from Professor Francis Mugabe who had been acting since the death of founding Vice-Chancellor Professor Primrose Kurasha in 2017.
Speaking at the event, the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Professor Amon Murwira said that the Mnangagwa-led administration was transforming the education system to address contemporary needs. He said:
Remember that as the Second Republic, we are involved in constructing a house. We are involved in building a nation, we are not superficial, we are transforming, we walk the talk.
Our problem as a country has never been lack of intelligent people. To the contrary, our problem has been using systems that are not designed to deliver the output that we desire as a nation, our problem has been a configuration problem, so we have fixed it, move with us.
His sentiments are in sync with those of his predecessor, exiled Professor Jonathan Moyo, who said that most of the graduates are unemployable due to the type of courses they enrolled for.
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